This morning after returning from the lake to catch the sunrise with my dog, I sat down at the breakfast table to watch a video and eat my porridge.
I’m like goldilocks about my porridge – I absolutely love that moment in the morning and the hungrier I am for it, the better. It’s the little things in life, right? (Fyi, I add blueberries, banana and walnuts – divine!)
Anyway, I had let it sit too long so it was a disappointing luke warm.
My first thought was “bummer, I’ll make sure that doesn’t happen again”.
My second thought was “get it back on the cooker and heat it up again because I’m not settling for luke warm.”
I did and I thanked myself afterwards.
I realise how ridiculous it might sound that I share such a seemingly insignificant story, but my third thought was “how you do anything is how you do everything” and that is why I am sharing this.
I’ve settled for luke warm porridge in other areas of my life and I’ve given luke warm effort to things that are important to me. But not anymore. It’s all got to be HOT from now on! 🙂
You can decide in any moment to no longer tolerate luke warm.
You can decide to return it and replace it with something better.
Yes it takes extra effort.
Yes it means waiting longer.
But you’re worth that right? And it’s only you that can decide that.
If it’s worth making the extra effort for, if it’s worth holding out for, if it’s worth making sacrifices for, then do what it takes to create the life you want, because regret is a hard pill to swallow but fortunately short-term purposeful pain leads to long-term gain.
What I’ve just described above is related to self-management in emotional intelligence.
You get to decide how to manage yourself. That’s completely within your power.
You can hear more on that topic on the masterclass that I delivered recently.
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